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brief
used in The Return of the King

10 uses
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  • There was a brief red flame that flickered under the clouds and died away.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (45% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • None shall hinder your coming to me at any time, save only in my brief hours of sleep.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (43% in)
  • There they were to lie and rest for a brief while and take counsel.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- The Passing of the Grey Company (16% in)
  • It was the sunset-hour, but the great pall had now stretched far into the West, and only as it sank at last into the Sea did the Sun escape to send out a brief farewell gleam before the night, even as Frodo saw it at the Cross-roads touching the head of the fallen king.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (8% in)
  • In them lies our brief hope, for in one thing only is the enemy still poorly provided: he has few horsemen.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (56% in)
  • Wild cries broke out, and there was some clash of arms, but it was brief.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Ride of the Rohirrim (81% in)
  • Though your service to him was brief, it should be a memory glad and honourable to the end of your days.
    5.8 -- Book 5 Chapter 8 -- The Houses of Healing (86% in)
  • For a while they walked and talked, rejoicing for a brief space in peace and rest under the morning high up in the windy circles of the City.
    5.9 -- Book 5 Chapter 9 -- The Last Debate (13% in)
  • The hours passed in a weary stumbling trudge with a few brief halts.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- The Land of Shadow (70% in)
  • A brief vision he had of swirling cloud, and in the midst of it towers and battlements, tall as hills, founded upon a mighty mountain-throne above immeasurable pits; great courts and dungeons, eyeless prisons sheer as cliffs, and gaping gates of steel and adamant: and then all passed.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (95% in)

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